The present painting repeats Alfred de Dreux's Le Lad Blanc Assis which is in a Private American Collection (see Marie-Christine Renauld's Alfred de Dreux: Catalogue Raisonné, 2008, p.51, cat. no. 211, illustrated).
The canvas has a stiff lining. The surface is in generally good condition aside for apparent craquelure and many small gaps in the paint . Under UV; inpainting is visible through the thick uneven varnish, most notably on the horses, in the mountains and foliage above the horses, and along the ground below the figure and horses. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.